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10th Biennial Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS)

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Posted: 12/06/2016
Expiration Date: 3/30/2017

Sunday, 03/26/2017 to Thursday, 03/30/2017

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 1360 West Mall Drive, Cleveland, OH 44114

The 10th Biennial FMCS Symposium will be held March 26th – 30th, 2016 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clesc-cleveland-marriott-downtown-at-key-center/ ).  This meeting will feature contributed papers on a range of policy, research, and management topics in both oral and poster presentation format and joint plenary sessions focusing on the conference key themes.  We’ve also lined up an incredible lineup of keynote speakers who are sure to engage and inform.  The theme of the meeting is The Roles of Freshwater Mollusks in a Changing Environment: Ecosystems, Engineering, Valuation, and Practice.  In addition to the customary platform and poster sessions, we will also offer a one-day snail identification and sampling workshop, a mussels of the Great Lakes identification workshop, and some exciting field trips to local attractions and water quality programs.  The mixers, breaks, auction, and banquets will offer multiple opportunities to network among members. Also for the first time ever, FMCS will host a student-mentor mixer to foster relationships between young up and coming biologists and the leaders in the field of freshwater malacology. The meeting is being hosted by the TRC Environmental Corporation and EnviroScience, Inc.

 Registration is OPEN!

Access Symposium registration via the event website here. Early Registration is through January 20, 2017. Late Registration: from January 21 through March 3, 2017. Save money now by registering TODAY!  Fees increase by $50 after January 20th.  Non-member registration includes a 2-year membership to FMCS.

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline for the 2017 Symposium is Friday December 16, 2016. The symposium format will be both oral and poster.  Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes (including a question and answer period). Laptops for the oral presentations will be running Microsoft Windows 10 and PowerPoint 2010.  Poster size is limited to 4 feet by 4 feet. Poster panels for display will be provided.  For an example abstract click here. Oral and poster presentations will be accepted, but not limited to the following topics: Life History & Population Ecology, Status of Mollusks, Status and Distribution of Mollusks, Evolution and Systematics, Physiology and Reproductive Biology, Ecosystems and Community Ecology, Freshwater Mollusk Ecosystem Services, Habitat Restoration, Infrastructure: Impacts and Opportunities, Water Quality, Toxicology, Outreach, Conservation Genetics, Climate Change.

Abstracts for posters and oral presentations are limited to 300 words. The abstract title should appear in all caps and be followed by the author name(s) and affiliation(s).  Abstracts should be written in Word utilizing Arial 11 point font.  Abstracts should include clearly stated objectives, brief methods, general results, and the basic conclusion.  At the bottom of your abstract please indicate your preference of oral or poster presentation and if you are willing to switch formats.  Also indicate if this is a senior-authored student presentation that is to be judged for the best student platform/poster award (Note: only 1 senior-authored presentation, be it platform or poster, will be judged; please indicate which presentation you want judged). Submit your abstract to: 2017fmcssymposium@gmail.com

The Program Committee is targeting Symposium program and schedule to be posted on the FMCS website   (http://molluskconservation.org ) by mid-February 2017. For more information please contact Becca Winterringer at rwinterringer@trcsolutions.com, or Greg Zimmerman at gzimmerman@enviroscienceinc.com.




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